By Alexander Britell
The Caribbean’s best film fete is returning to the French Caribbean this year for what will be the 24th edition of the St Barth Film Festival.
This year’s festival, which focuses on Caribbean and international film, will run from April 28 through May 4.
This year’s opening night film is a documentary about reggae, Inna de Yard, which will be shown on the dock in Gustavia in collaboration with the concomitant West Indies Regatta.
The festival was first created in 1996, aiming to give the island and its population the opportunity to discover the wealth of Caribbean culture — and put a renewed spotlight on regional cinema.
This year’s event will include a mix of films including some from Cuba and Mexico, with the closing film to be Alfonso Cuaron’s Oscar-winning Roma.
“We are very excited about the 24th anniversary of the St Barth Film Festival, as we have directors, actors, and producers coming from Haiti, Chile, Colombia, France, Argentina, Guadeloupe, and French Guiana,” said Ellen Lampert-Greaux, the organizer of the festival in partnership with Joshua Harrison. “Since we founded the festival in 1996, it has become a crossroads for Caribbean cinema, offering filmmakers the chance to meet each other and see each other’s work in the idyllic setting of Saint Barth.”
For more, visit the St Barth Film Festival.